Looking for a Post Hit Counter and not a Visitor Counter

Feb 4, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Hi All!

I have a blog that shows nothing but business cards on Posts. One Post - one business card. I'd like to count the visitor for each business card.

Would be nice feature is to identify the visit date and visitor IP. And then display the visit count right next to the Author of the Post when viewing the Post.

Do I have to extend the core?

Feb 5, 2014 at 8:12 AM
TopPosts and Live Views Count widgets probably worth a look.
Feb 5, 2014 at 8:22 PM
Hi Andy!

Thanks for the tip!

I implemented TopPosts but did not like the interface. The View Count just looked out of place when positioned right on top of the Post. So I ended up modifying the core. BlogEngine.Core/Web/Controls/PostViewBase.cs to be specific.

So now my core has a lot of modifications because of this and previous requirements. Which would make upgrading to the latest version of Blogengine more difficult. More codes to merge and test. :(

From the Architect's point of view, this should have been a feature that can turned on or off.

But nonetheless, I met my requirement. Thanks to Blogengine people! :)